TravestiesDuration tbc

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ

Patrick Marber’s critically acclaimed and multi-Olivier nominated production of Tom Stoppard’s mind-bogglingly hilarious comedy Travesties to baffle and bemuse audiences alike. 

Tom Hollander plays Henry Carr, a minor British diplomat in Zurich 1917, who attempts to recall events in the city at a time when James Joyce, Tristan Tzara and Lenin were all present. But in a dazzling comedy of art, love and revolution, Henry’s memories waver, and in wander Gwendolen and Cecily from a production of The Importance Of Being Earnest in which he also starred.

Having sold out ahead of its first preview at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Travesties played to rapturous critical reception. Official London Theatre described the production as a “crackling comedy of muddled memories and highbrow hilarity.”

The show has now transferred with its full company including Freddie Fox as Tristan Tzara, Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Clare Foster (Cecily), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya), and Tim Wallers (Bennett).

Cast & Creatives

Tom Hollander, Freddie Fox, Peter McDonald, Clare Foster, Forbes Masson, Amy Morgan, Sarah Quist, Tim Wallers
Patrick Marber
Music by
Adam Cork
Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions
Lighting Designer
Neil Austin
Adam Cork

Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ
0330 333 4809
Official site
Nearest tube
Piccadilly Circus (250m)
Nearest bus
1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Soho or Q-Park Chinatown, both only 5 minutes away from the theatre.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0330 333 4815 Minicom: 020 7087 7835
available for all disabled people and their companions.
Limited mobility
All of row O (especially O1, O2, O13 and O14) in the Stalls have very good leg room.
Access description
8cm step into the foyer through swing double doors. Box Office counter on the left. 22 steps down from foyer to Stalls, 12 up to the Dress Circle, with 2 steps between rows in the auditorium. 35 steps up to the Upper Circle and 75 to the Balcony. Handrails on both sides of the staircases. Stairlift to stalls access through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue. Stairlift or 12 steps down to the stalls. Theatre open 30min before the start of the performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system with limited number of head sets available. Avoid front 3 rows of Stalls. Deposit required.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium and staff are also available to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in Stalls bar or in manager's office. Maximum 2 dogs at a time.
On arrival please report to the Main Entrance. A member of staff will then accompany you to the wheelchair access entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue where there is a platform lift to the Stalls level of the Auditorium. 2 spaces for wheelchair users in seats F1 and G1 in the Stalls. Wheelchair transferees can be accommodated in Stalls. Recommended seats are E1, H1 and J1 but other seats are available. Wheelchairs are stored near auditorium right Stalls level. Venue not suitable for scooters. Auditorium is carpeted with steep raking.
Adapted toilet to the rear of the Stalls level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet in the Stalls.
Stalls and Upper Circle levels have bars. No access to bars for wheelchair users but staff members can bring drinks to you.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens